Volume 4: Close-Up Routines
When FISM winner J. J. Sanvert performs, he only has one goal in mind - to
entertain! This is why every routine in his professional repertoire is honed
to perfection as he squeezes every last drop of entertainment potential from
them. That means that every one of these tricks is strong enough to be your
On this volume, you'll find a selection of unbelievably strong close-up items
that can be performed in almost any situation. Learn them and put them anywhere
in your show - every one is a feature piece!
Psychic Poker - The performer correctly predicts not only
a poker hand from a shuffled deck but also a name and address freely chosen
from a telephone directory. Utterly baffling...and just about self working!
I Ching - A brand new deck of cards are shuffled and cards
are eliminated by the spectators until only one is left and, after some by-play,
is shown to exactly match the performer's prediction. You'll also learn J.J.'s
masterful equivoque and verbal control techniques.
Royal Rollover Aces - If you think you know this classic effect,
think again. After the deck is shuffled face up and face down several times,
the cards are turned to reveal the four Aces while the remainder of the cards
are shown to now be all face down. The Aces are set aside to reveal a Royal
Flush in Spades on top of each packet of cards. As if that weren't enough, the
five packets are spread to show that each contains four of a kind in matching
suit orders. For the incomprehensible finish, the rest of the cards are spread
to show that they are now in perfect numerical order. Use this as your closer
(though J. J. often uses it as his opener!)
Bill and Pen - The metal "core" of a borrowed bill
is removed and then replaced after which a fountain pen is thrust through it
with no damage. J. J. combines two classics of magic and makes the entire procedure
logical and magical.
Surviving Card - If you've ever lost your break or had a troublesome
spectator, this routine is the perfect solution. The spectator names the only
card not in the deck. It's found, uncannily, in the performer's pocket.
Show Me A Trick - Once again, J. J. shows you how to handle
a situation that every close-up magician faces. This time, you'll learn how
to turn a spectator's request that you teach them a trick into a perfect magical
Flying Dollar - This is the last word in Fingertip Coins Across
routines. Coins travel back and forth from one hand to another. For a finale,
they all change to Chinese coins. The silver coins are reintroduced magically
and then vanished one at a time.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 13 January, 2005.